Belltown is one of Seattle trendiest neighborhoods thanks to its massive condo complexes, exciting nightlife, high-end art galleries, and world-class restaurants.

    With so much going on in this part of the city, it’s easy to forget that sewer line repair issues can occur anywhere and when they happen in a busy area like Belltown, they can do a lot of damage.

    Whether you own an apartment building, restaurant, or boutique, staying on top of any plumbing issues that you run into is vital because a broken sewer line can not only damage your property but the buildings around you, as well.

    The second you experience a sewer line crack or break in Belltown, get Hunt’s Services on the job to ensure that it doesn’t get worse.

    Our certified, licensed technicians are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to help you deal with any plumbing emergency you encounter. Give us a call at 253-533-7500, and we’ll make sure that your sewer line issue is dealt with immediately so that your residential or commercial property isn’t out of commission for long.

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    When You Should Call Hunt’s Services

    When you own property in Belltown, your neighbors are always close. Therefore, you won’t want to hesitate to call a plumbing expert should you experience an issue. Here are some surefire signs that it’s time to bring in a professional.

    Sewage Smell

    For starters, you’ll always want to hire a technician when you notice a sewage smell somewhere around your property. Often, this odor means there is a crack or leak in your sewer line that must be repaired right away to limit the damage.

    Sewage Pooling

    The same goes for any time you see sewer water coming from your pipes. Since many of the buildings in Belltown are large complexes or commercial properties, figuring out exactly where the leak is coming from can be challenging. Give Hunt’s Services a call because we have a variety of non-invasive techniques we can use to get to the bottom of the issue.

    Sewage in Fixtures

    When someone notices sewer water coming back into the building’s fixtures, you could have a break in the sewer line that will require a repair. It could also mean that you have a severe clog and while that isn’t as serious of a problem, it’s still something that you’ll want to have a professional fix as it will escalate very quickly.

    Sewage in drains

    Slow Drains

    When the drains throughout your building are slow, there is a good chance that you have a significant plumbing problem. Owners of apartment buildings or condos should ask multiple residents if they are experiencing slow or clogged drains from their fixtures. If they are, it probably means your main sewer line needs some attention.

    Bringing in a maintenance technician is also recommended because we’ll ensure that everything from your sewer line to your water heater is functioning correctly.

    What Causes Belltown Sewer Line Problems?

    Because Belltown has a mix of commercial buildings and large condos and apartments, the plumbing issues the neighborhood encounters are different from more residential areas. For restaurant owners, for example, a buildup of oil and grease in the sewer pipe can lead to difficulties, and this can happen very quickly if the staff isn’t careful.

    Debris in Pipes

    Likewise, in an apartment building, debris can rapidly clog your sewer lines because every unit has a pipe that leads into a series of main sewer pipes. Since so many people are using their fixtures, problems happen frequently. For that reason, it’s always a good idea to have your sewer line checked at the first sign of trouble.

    Pipe Sagging

    Depending on the location of your sewer line, you could also run into problems with pipe sagging and tree roots. Pipe sagging generally occurs when too much water washes away some of the soil beneath your sewer line, leaving it unsupported. From there, it begins to sag under the weight. Most Belltown sewer lines are under concrete, rather than grass, so they are well protected, making this problem less common here.

    Heavy rainfall affecting underground pipes

    Tree Roots

    As for tree roots, they also provide less of a problem than in many other parts of the city because Belltown’s trees have been strategically planted and aren’t old growth vegetation. In residential areas, you have to worry about tree roots wrapping around sewer lines, but this is less prevalent in Belltown.

    How We’ll Repair Your Belltown Sewer Line

    Now comes the hard part, as commercial plumbing systems often come with their own set of challenges.

    There is a good chance that sections of your sewer line will be less accessible than on a residential property, so we’ll have to do a thorough inspection to come up with a solution.
    1. To start, we’ll do a sewer camera inspection to have a look at what is causing the issue. Our camera system allows us to look inside your sewer system and figure out exactly where the problems are originating. From there, we can start working towards a solution that is not only effective but is minimally invasive.
    2. Whenever possible, our technicians use a trenchless sewer repair service where we either use a bladder and resin system to repair the pipe or a pipe bursting technique to replace a section of it.
    3. Or, if the problem is somewhere inside the building, we’ll repair it with as little damage to your property as possible.
    4. Excavation is a last resort, but in most cases, we’ll be able to handle the project without resorting to it.
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    Call Hunt’s Services Today

    Hunt’s Services is standing by at 253-533-7500 to handle all of your sewer line repair needs, in addition to any electrical, heating, and air conditioning work you require.